Audi has unveiled its new line of Audi Sport Performance Parts for the Audi R8 and TT models. The list of new performance add ons for the R8 and TT includes full body kits, suspension upgrades, bigger brakes a new steering wheel and a better exhaust system.
“With the Audi Sport Performance Parts we are tapping into a new business segment,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Managing Director of Audi Sport GmbH. “Our wealth of experience garnered over many years of building sports cars is incorporated into every component we offer. Along with our expertise from motor racing, which is still the best test bed for volume production.”
The new Aero kits for the Audi R8 and the Audi TT add clear-cut highlights on the front air inlets, the side sills and the diffuser to substantially improve downforce. All parts are made out of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer for the Audi R8 and for the Audi TT out of CFRP and plastic.
To improve the braking systems in both models, the range offers sport brake linings that are more powerful and less prone to fading than standard brake linings. Linings are available for steel discs and for the optional ceramic brakes. Their carrying plates are painted in fluorescent red and are made out of ultralight titanium on the Audi R8. Steel front brake discs with multiple bolt mountings are available for the Audi TT RS and various brake cooling kits can be obtained for the Audi TT, TTS and TT RS.
A two- or three-way coilover suspension is available for the Audi TT and Audi R8. The fully milled, black 20-inch wheels are also taken straight from motor racing and reduce weight by up 15.9 lbs on the Audi TT and up to 17.6 lbs on the Audi R8. For the TT coupés with quattro drive, the retrofit range includes a cross-member reinforcement bar on the rear axle. It improves rigidity and makes handling even more precise. Audi TT RS owners can also subsequently increase their car’s top speed to 174 mph.
The specialist supplier of exhaust systems, Akrapovic d.d., has designed an ultralight muffler made of titanium specifically for the Audi TTS and the Audi TT RS.